Articles From August 2015

  • SWAN Post-Permanency Video

    Diakon/FDR’s video about SWAN Post-Permanency services features families sharing their stories about how the services impacted their lives.  This video is available on the SWAN prime contract website at http://www.diakon-swan.org/postpermanency/ at the bottom of the page.

    The video will help families learn more about SWAN Post-Permanency services. Affiliates can use the video to highlight services available throughout the permanency process, including during resource family training.

    The video is the ...

    Posted on August 27th, 2015
  • Two Ways to Contact Helpline

    Helpline is the single point of contact for families to access SWAN Post-Permanency services at 1-800-585-7926 (SWAN).

    Now, in addition to phone contact during normal business hours, families can also contact the Helpline during non-business hours by email at SWANHelpline@diakon-swan.org.  Email inquiries are answered promptly and can help families access needed services during non-traditional working hours.

    During normal business hours, Helpline staff continues to assist families, lets them know if they are eligible ...

    Posted on August 27th, 2015
  • National Post-Permanency Conference held in Tennessee! by Pam Wagner

    I recently attended the National Adoption Support and Preservation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where it quickly became very clear that in today’s world collaboration is the name of the game.

    The conference included professionals from across the country dedicated to providing and advocating for services that support adoption preservation and permanency for all families.  Attendees included therapists, administrators, county children’s services workers and adoption professionals, to name a few.   All worked together to ...

    Posted on August 5th, 2015